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Book-Ending FCPA Compliance: The Importance of Risk Assessments and Monitoring

Over the last four years, at ACI’s winter International Conference on the FCPA, enforcement officials have repeatedly placed special emphasis on two specific compliance areas: risk assessments and monitoring. To be sure, these officials have discussed many of the essential elements of an effective anti-corruption compliance program, including tone from the top, internal reporting mechanisms, […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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FCPA Myths and Misconceptions, Debunked (Part 1: Compliance)

When it comes to FCPA compliance and enforcement, myths and misconceptions abound. I’m not surprised to hear them from foreign business people with limited exposure to the FCPA. I am more concerned when I hear them in boardrooms, from the very executives most often exposed to individual liability under the law. These myths sometimes reflect […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Five Ways that Concentration of Wealth and Power Affects Corruption Risk in Latin America

The following post is a modified excerpt from TRACE’s recently published 2014 How To Pay a Bribe book, available here for purchase. Latin America is known as one of the most economically unequal regions of the world. By 2010, according to United Nations Development Program data, the region had 18 of the 25 countries in […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Responding to Bribe Requests

Unfortunately, companies in Latin America and elsewhere continue to face demands for bribes when conducting business. While many companies have implemented policies and procedures prohibiting bribery and communicated them to employees, oftentimes employees do not know what to do or say when confronted with a bribe request. This post highlights how companies can address this […]

Author: Carlos Ayres

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The Top Three Bribery Risks in Latin America

Latin America is a region of great diversity, from the food to the languages to the cultures and the people. This also means that the forms of bribery in the region can be extremely diverse too. Nonetheless, there are some common threats that FCPA practitioners in the region tend to confront time and time again. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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